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Taiwan-Palau Exchanges On the Line
2018-02-18
  • Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau

    Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau

    Beautiful Palau (Photo by the Government of Palau)
  • Taiwan-Palau Exchanges

    Taiwan-Palau Exchanges

    Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau (right)
  • Taiwan-Palau Exchanges

    Taiwan-Palau Exchanges

    President Tsai (left) meets Palau House of Delegates Speaker Sabino Anastacio (right) at the Presidential Office (Courtesy of Office of the President)
  • Taiwan-Palau exchanges

    Taiwan-Palau exchanges

    Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau

Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and has become a popular tourist destination for Taiwanese in recent years. Palau is famous for its pristine white sand beach with crystal clear waters and picturesque nature. Rock Islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon has been inscribed on the World Heritage List and it has around 400 mushroom-shaped limestone islands surrounded by coral reefs. Taiwan’s China Airlines has direct from Taipei to Koror, Palau.

 

Beijing in late November last year issued a ban on Chinese tourist groups visiting Palau, which some call it a measure to punish Palau for its relationship with Taiwan. But Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the ambassador of Palau said she did not understand why that piece of news was widely reported in Taiwan as she mentioned that a couple of years ago, Palau also restricted the number of Chinese tourists to Palau as the government of Palau does not wish to see the environment being threatened as too much human activity will increase pollutants. Palau began the fight to protect the environment in 2015 and a new initiative has been taken by Palau to protect the environment, that is “passport pledge” that visitors must sign before entering Palau.

Former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu talks about Taiwan-France relations

Former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu talks about Taiwan-France relations

Former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu talks about Taiwan-France relations

2017-07-23 01:00:00

Taiwan and France have had close relationship for decades. According to former Taiwan’s representative to France, Ambassador Michel Lu Ching-long, 11 agreements have been signed between the two sides and there are 59 ongoing projects on research and science as well as seismology.

 

Ambassador Michel Lu said around 1800 French students are currently studying in Taiwan as compared to only 10 French students in 1982, so the educational exchange has increased tremendously. Currently around 3,000 Taiwanese students are pursuing education in France.

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Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

Interview with Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei

2017-07-16 01:00:00

Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, the head of mission of Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei said South Africa has advanced agro processing but the industry is in the hands of a few businesspeople and his government hopes to expand this industry. Aquaculture is one sector South Africa hopes to grow and the government of South Africa has introduced Operation Phakisa since 2013 and the focus is on ocean economy and health. Taiwan has had close cooperation with South Africa in the areas of agro-processing and aquaculture. Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane said he has seen the highly sophisticated technology in Taiwan and the technology of aquaculture has been transferred to South Africa adding that when he retires, he will engage in aquaculture business with Taiwan.

 

 

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Taiwan-South Africa relations

Taiwan-South Africa relations

Taiwan-South Africa relations

2017-07-09 01:00:00

Taiwan and South Africa have had close relations in trade and investment. The bilateral trade amounts to around USD$ 1.8 billion per year. Mr.Musawenkosi Aphane, the head of mission of the Liaison Office of South Africa in Taipei said Taiwanese companies in South Africa employ around 45,000 South Africans and most companies engage in manufacturing and service industries. Bank of Taiwan, established in in 1992 in South Africa, has a full banking license in Johannesburg, thus allowing Taiwanese businesspeople to have more efficient and speedy banking service between Taiwan and South Africa. The South African representative said he hopes Bank of Taiwan will open more branches in his country citing the example that Investec and FNB (First National Bank) of South Africa have deals with banks in Taiwan and the financial transaction has exceeded USD$400 million.

 

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India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan talks about culture and Indian movie promotion in Taiwan

2017-07-02 01:00:00

Mr.Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association, the Indian representative office in Taiwan said Indian movies have emerged to the center stage in Taiwan recently and recently a blockbuster Dangal has been screened for weeks at major movie theaters in Taiwan. The Indian representative said Indian movies have been the promoter of Indian culture.

 

Mr.Sridaharan Madhusudhanan is the first foreign diplomat to have taken part in the 9-day Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage in Taiwan and he has also translated the Book of Songs from 11th to 7th centuries in China into Tamil.

 

Please watch the video interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3PsigQxT0M

 

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Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

Interview with India’s representative, Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan

2017-06-25 01:00:00

Mr. Sridaharan Madhusudhanan, the Director General of India-Taipei Association (the Indian representative office in Taiwan) said the relations between Taiwan and India have been growing. Currently there are around 3,000 Indian nationals living in Taiwan and among them, 1,000 are students pursuing higher education. The number of students can be increased as compared to more than 160 thousand Indian students in the US, but Indian students are concerned about the instability of scholarships provided to them. Another factor is that it is hard for them to find employment after graduation.But some universities provide them with jobs in Taiwanese companies in India. Around 90 Taiwanese companies have invested in Taiwan and these students can serve as a connecting link between Taiwan and India.

  

 

The Indian representative said the bilateral cooperation is not confined to education and trade, but has extended to railway heritage and both sides signed a letter of intent in late December 2016. This will pave way for both sides to protect and manage the mountain railway heritage. Taiwan and India each constructed mountain railways including the Alishan Forest Railway in Taiwan and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Kalka Shimla Railway and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2005,UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and in 2008 The Kalka Shimla Railway became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Please watch the video interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3PsigQxT0M

 

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